Like the casual collusion of church-run Cajasur and communist-led Ayuntamiento de Córdoba in illegal construction (cue Don Camillo and Peppone turning smartly in their graves to prevent a carpark), this is one of those coincidences that revive one’s faith in the ability of humans to find non-conflictive, albeit sometimes still fatal, resolutions to difficult discussions. Presumably upstairs pops down every now and again for a brandy and a cigar, while downstairs advises discreetly on where close to go for a chat about that nasty cough, but proselytising is forbidden. No one gets hurt and we all die in the end.
One study found that the risk of liver cancer was ten times greater in people who smoked tobacco and drank alcohol. And a Spanish team found that people who smoke and drink heavily could increase their risk of oesophageal cancer by up to 100 times. This problem is made even worse because heavy drinkers and smokers often have unhealthy diets.
- Drinking in Spain is better for your health
Binge drinking in the UK starts at 14 units, in Spain at 35. Must be the sunshine. Someone commented that he’d prefer
- Font de Mora, right about small screens causing myopia in children?
Nearsightedness is increasing, and there aren’t many other reasonable explanations.
- Enric’s story
“I was 20 when I went to the front.”
- Smoking Mary: herbal fumes and disease prevention
Mare de Déu Fumadora, Mother of God Smoker, is a local name used in Arenys de Mar on Catalonia’s Maresme coast
- Being or having the only one
Thinking about the origins of exclusivity, various biblical suggestions as to how to deal with idolaters spring to mind like a